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  • From the moment I'd crossed the ford and tried to reason with Custer, it had been one shot-torn nightmare of struggle up the slope away from those hordes of red fiends, followed by the chaos when our retreat had been caught in the death-grip between Gall's charge and the mounted assault (led, I'm told, by Crazy Horse in person) over the very hill to which we'd been struggling for safety.

    Isabelle

  • It was being held - by starved ghosts half of whom had never fired a musket before, with their women and children dying by inches in the shot-torn, stifling barrack behind them, in the certainty that unless help came quickly that entrenchment would be their common grave.

    Fiancée

  • It snapped out from the maintopgallant backstay, a long, shot-torn streamer of sable without device.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: This Forsaken Earth - Paul Kearney

  • Then a second and third flying-machine passed between Bert and the American ironclad, dropping bombs also, and a fourth, its rider hit by a bullet, reeled down and dashed itself to pieces and exploded between the shot-torn funnels, blowing them apart.

    The War in the Air

  • That deception was enhanced by the huge, shot-torn banner of Spain that he had ordered hoisted at the Espiritu Santo's stern.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • He stared bleakly at the chart which he had draped over the Espiritu Santos shot-torn binnacle.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • And now John Company could barely stand up in his shot-torn squares, his pouches and magazines empty, his guns silent, his cavalry lame, and only his bayonets left.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • The British roundshot lanced at the column, the shrapnel exploded above it, but still the Frenchmen closed up, marched on, stepped over their dead, and they left a trail of mangled, shot-torn bodies in their wake like a blood-slime beneath the smoke.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • It was being held — by starved ghosts half of whom had never fired a musket before, with their women and children dying by inches in the shot-torn, stifling barrack behind them, in the certainty that unless help came quickly that entrenchment would be their common grave.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • If game is shot-torn, soak for ten minutes in weak salt water after plucking, rinse in cold salt water, wipe dry and drain.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

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